Prophet Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old prophet quotes, prophet sayings, and prophet proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Prophets must humbly accept the truth that they see through a glass darkly, that they know only in part. In other words, they make mistakes. Mature prophets urge everyone to who they prophesy to judge, test and compare with scripture everything they say. They are not offended when people are careful.     

Stephen Mansfield

A serious prophet upon predicting a flood should be the first man to climb a tree.     

Stephen Crane

The moment the religious population of the world begins to see the prophets what they really were mortal teachers of the mortal world, a great portion of the world's religious conflicts shall vanish into thin air.     

Abhijit Naskar

The best prophet of the future is the past.     

Lord Byron

The prophets, who were very many, proclaim and declare the one God; for, being filled with the inspiration of the one God, they predicted things to come, with agreeing and harmonious voice.     


False prophets come in sheep's clothing, borrow a garb of truth to conceal their ultimate design, and render their falsehoods palatable, knowing that if they were to appear in their true character they would be repelled.     

A. Cameron

When He send, His messengers will go, His prophets will prophesy, though all the world should forbid them.     

Roger Williams

The task of the prophet is not to smooth things over but to make things right.     

Eugene H. Peterson

Saying of the prophet tasks whoever makes all his tasks one task, God will help him in his other concerns.     

Idries Shah

There is the prophetic ministry of promise born of the will of the Father and there is the prophetic ministry born of flesh and the will of man. Though both are conceived through a genuine desire to fulfil God's plan and promise, the one birthed by flesh must be maintained by flesh while the one birthed by the Spirit will be sustained by the Spirit. Flesh reproduces flesh and therefore speaks directly to the desires of man. Spirit reproduces spirit and therefore speaks forth the desire of God.     

John Bevere

The prophets reveal God in all His fulness and variety of being; they speak in human ears the strains of heaven.     

Edward Irving

Prophets are those who take life as it is and expand it. They refuse to shrink a vision of tomorrow to the boundaries of yesterday.     

Joan D. Chittister

Prophecy is the gift of the gods.     


Prophets have no other purpose, no other mission except to serve God.     

Joseph B. Wirthlin

The prophet must be his own disciple, or he will make none. Enthusiasm is contagious: belief creates belief.     

George Henry Lewes

A biblical false prophet was a servant of the devil attempting to lead people away from the truth.     

Walter Martin

A prophet's true greatness is his ability to hold God and man in a single thought.     

Abraham Joshua Heschel

The prophetic gift represents the Father's will and lays out the pattern.     

Sherry K. White

There's a reason prophets perform miracles; language lacks the power to describe faith.     

Mohsin Hamid

The poor are always prophetic. As true prophets always point out, they reveal God's design. That is why we should take time to listen to them. And that means staying near them, because they speak quietly and infrequently; they are afraid to speak out, they lack confidence in themselves because they have been broken and oppressed. But if we listen to them, they will bring us back to the essential.     

Jean Vanier

There is often a prophetic word in the words of a prophet, but not everything said is true prophecy.     

Iverna Tompkins

A prophet is always much wider than his followers, much more liberal than those who label themselves with his name.     

Annie Besant

The prophets even express their surprise that God should take notice of man, who is too little and too unimportant to be worthy of the attention of the Creator; how, then, should other living creatures be considered as proper objects for Divine Providence!     


A prophet is not someone with special visions, just someone blind to most of what others see.     

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

For every prophet there are a thousand interpreters to distort the essence of the religion, to replace the bright flame with the heat of the inquisitors' pyres.     

Sergei Lukyanenko

Every prophet and every saint has a way, but all lead to God. All ways are really one.     


The prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire.     


Saying of the prophet reflection the faithful are mirrors, one to the other.     

Idries Shah